Author Archives: MCWriTers

About MCWriTers

Kate Flora is the author or co-author of fifteen books, including her Joe Burgess police procedural series, her Thea Kozak series, two true crimes, a stand-alone suspense and a memoir, as well as many short stories. Her books have been Edgar, Anthony, Agatha, and Derringer finalists. She’s twice won the Maine Literary Award for Crime Fiction and won the 2015 Public Safety Writers Association award for nonfiction. She divides her time between Maine and Massachusetts. Flora is a former international president of Sisters in Crime.

Traveling Light

Jessie: Enjoying the height of daffodil season. Every year about this time my thoughts turn to travel. Each spring I take a trip to Bethesda, Maryland for the Malice Domestic conference. I generally fly to the conference and with all … Continue reading

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A Hole in the World

Kate Flora: A year ago, in March, my sister-in-law, Emily, who more like a sister and was a close friend, was diagnosed with acute leukemia. After many months, most of them spent in the hospital, they were unable to find … Continue reading

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Murder, Marriage & Mysteries

Today, we welcome Maine writer Joe Souza as our guest to the blog: Joe Souza: The recent popularity of domestic thrillers in crime fiction begs the question: what exactly is a domestic thriller? More often than not it involves a crime … Continue reading

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Spring’s Sweet Rituals

By Brenda Buchanan Winter’s cold, dead fingers were pried away from Southern Maine this week. No one mourned. This year’s transition to spring demanded the same kind of emotional fortitude one needs to get over a bad head cold that … Continue reading

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The Nixed Nest of the Girl on the Train

Inspiration (from the Latin inspirare, meaning “to breathe into”) refers to an unconscious burst of creativity in a literary, musical, or other artistic endeavour. Kate Flora: From time to time, we authors find ourselves scanning bookstore shelves, reading best-seller lists … Continue reading

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